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Your Guide to the Texas Tech Homecoming Weekend


Best Route to Travel to Campus

Fans planning to attend Saturday's game are advised to enter campus through the south-most entrances and avoid the areas directly around the stadium. Fans who have reserved parking passes issued by Texas Tech Athletics should follow the printed directions on the back of each parking pass.


Parking lots in and around Jones SBC Stadium are on a reserved basis only and you must have a parking pass issued by Texas Tech Athletics to park in those lots. Free parking will be available in the lots just west of the United Spirit Arena and Citibus will provide shuttle service to Jones SBC Stadium free of charge. Parking lots located at businesses around the stadium are subject to the parking rules of each individual business. Dorm parking lots are not available as they are reserved on a 24 hour basis for the residents in each of the those buildings.

Ticket Sales and Will Call

Tickets for the North Carolina State game are still available by calling the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office at (806)742-TECH. The ticket office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day via the internet at Fans who have requested their tickets be left for pickup at Will Call on Saturday or who purchase their tickets beginning on Tuesday need to be advised that Will Call will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. General Will Call is located in the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office (North End of Jones SBC Stadium). FANS ARE ADVISED TO PICK UP WILL CALL TICKETS EARLY AS LINES GET VERY LONG AS KICKOFF APPROACHES.

Will Call Gates

  • General will call is located at the ticket office (North end of Jones Stadium)
  • Media will call is located at Gate 1
  • NC State will call is located at Gate 3B
  • Texas Tech will call (sports other than FB) is located at Gate 4C
  • Texas Tech FB Squad will call is located at Gate 4D
  • High school coaches pass gate is located at Gate 2

Special Group Tickets Announced

The Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office announced this week that special group discounts are now available for the remainder of the season (excluding the Texas game). Groups who purchase 20-49 tickets will have to pay just $7 per tickets while groups who buy 50 or more tickets to a game will pay only $6 per ticket.

Gates To Jones SBC Stadium Open At 4:15 p.m.


Jones SBC Stadium Security

Security at Jones SBC Stadium has been increased for the 2002 season to make Red Raider football games a safe and enjoyable experience. The following is a list of guidelines to remember on gameday.

• No video cameras, long lens still cameras, electronic equipment cases, backpacks, knapsacks, large bags, banners, fireworks, umbrellas, strollers, tripods, camera cases, alcoholic beverages, coolers, cans, bottles, wine-skins, or foodstuffs may be carried into the stadium. Small American flags may be brought into the stadium only if they are NOT on a pole or small stick handle.

• All containers, including handbags and binocular cases, are subject to visual inspection. Patrons who refuse to allow visual inspection of contents will be denied entry to the stadium.

• Policy for stadium passouts remains the same, but patrons may not carry items into the stands upon reentry.

• Smoking is prohibited within the stadium. Those patrons wishing to smoke must exit the stadium through one of the main gates and receive a handstamp for reentry.

Red Raiders On The Air

Fans who plan on tailgating on Saturday afternoon can tune in their portable radios to the All Sports Radio Network on KKAM 1340 or FM 94.5. Countdown To Kickoff, hosted by Jack and Steve Dale will begin at 4 p.m. on KKAM and will lead up to the network pregame show that starts at 5:15 p.m.. Following the All-Sports Radio Network coverage of the game, Red Raider Rewind will begin (approx. 10:30 p.m.) on KKAM. Red Raider Rewind is hosted by Jim G. and former Red Raider C.J. Johnson.



Various Homecoming Events

  • 7 a.m. Red Raider Road Race
  • 8 a.m. National Black Alumni Council Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. College of Ag Sciences & Natural Resources Breakfast (Livestock Arena)
  • 11:30 a.m. College of Human Sciences, Fiesta Lunch - El Centro Room Noon -
  • 1:30 p.m. College of Human Sciences Homecoming Program
  • 1 p.m. Cheerleader Alumni Reception (3413 94th St.)
  • 1 p.m. ROTC Reunion BBQ Lunch (National Ranching Heritage Center)
  • 2 p.m. Texas Tech Volleyball vs. Colorado (United Spirit Arena)
  • 3 p.m. Lubbock Chapter of Black Alumni Reunion (Puente Garden, Frazier Alumni Pavilion)
  • 3 p.m. Former Student Leader’s Reception

Texas Tech Alumni Association - Frazier Alumni Pavilion Pre-Game Reception

The Texas Tech Alumni Association will hold a pregame reception at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion (located across from Gate 1 of Jones SBC Stadium) beginning at 3 p.m. and will last until kickoff. Alumni Association members are free while guests are $5.

The Merket Alumni Center, located at the corner of University and 19th St., will open at 8:30 a.m. and will close at 3:30 p.m. The Tech Traditions Gift Shop will also be open for business during those hours.

Red Raider Club Pre-Game Reception

The Red Raider Club, the scholarship arm of Texas Tech Athletics, will host a pregame reception beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday morning. The reception will be hosted in the Red Raider Club tent next to the baseball clubhouse at Dan Law Field. The reception is open to all Red Raider Club members.

Raider Alley

Raider Alley is located southwest of the Frazier Alumni Pavilion and features live entertainment, merchandise booths, food vendors, face painting, interactive games and much more. Raider Alley will open at 3 p.m. with Junior Vasquez and Jeff Bailey & Texas Rythmn Machine providing the live entertainment.


RaiderGate is the official tailgate party for the Texas Tech student body. RaiderGate has been moved this season to the R1 parking lot (15th and Detroit) and students must reserve spots in the SGA office prior to gameday. This weeks live entertainment will be provided by Cooder Graw beginning at 3 p.m. Future acts at RaiderGate include Cory Morrow and Great Divide.

Goin’ Band From Raiderland - Stadium March

The Goin’ Band From Raiderland will start its march to the stadium beginning at 5:15 p.m. The band will leave from the parking lot of the music building (located behind the Student Union) and will march down Boston Ave. before splitting into two bands at the ATC (Athletic Training Center). The Alumni Band will lead the Goin’ Band in the stadium march as part of Alumni Band Day festivities. Fans are encouraged to lines the streets of Boston avenue for the parade beginning at 5 p.m.


Kickoff Pre-Game Entertainment/Special Presentations

Texas Tech Lady Raider Natalie Richie (Women’s Basketball) will be honored by the Athletics Department for receiving the 2002 Big 12 Sportsmanship Award. The Goin’ Band From Raiderland will kick-off the game with its traditional pre-game show.


• The Goin’ Band From Raiderland will perform its halftime show "El Torro Caliente"

• The 2003 Homecoming King and Queen will be presented.

• The Student Red Raider Club will give away a 2003 Jeep Liberty

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